Seminars & Events

<< August 2017 >>

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Science at Cal Lecture - Not the God Particle: The Higgs Boson

Lecture | August 19 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 159 Mulford Hall

 Heather Gray, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

 Science@Cal

In 2012, the Higgs boson was discovered at the Large Hadron Collider in Geneva, Switzerland. Dr. Heather Gray will explain what this Higgs boson is and why it is so important that we had to spend 10 billion dollars to build an enormous collider (and detectors) to find it. She will introduce the complex experiments that we use to study this particle and explain how we actually go about measuring...   More >

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Town Hall Meeting and OGSI Awards

Meeting | August 23 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall

 Department of Chemical Engineering

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Introduction to LaTeX using Collaboration Tools

Workshop | August 24 | 4-5 p.m. | Bechtel Engineering Center, Kresge Engineering Library Training Room 110MD

 Anna Sackmann, Science Data and Engineering Librarian, Kresge Engineering Library; Lisa Ngo, Engineering Librarian, Kresge Engineering Library

 Library

This workshop is an introduction to the LaTeX typesetting language. Document structure, templates, and commonly used syntax will be introduced and practiced during this hands-on workshop.

 

  Registration opens August 4. Register online or by calling Anna Sackmann at 510-642-9478, or by emailing Anna Sackmann at asackmann@berkeley.edu

Friday, August 25, 2017

Nanoscale Design of Materials for the Capture and Storage of Renewable Energy: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | August 25 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Prof. Ted Sargent, Univ. of Toronto, ECE

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

Tremendous progress in the cost-effective conversion of solar and wind energy into electrical power brings about a new challenge: the massive (seasonal-scale) storage of energy.

We focus on using computational materials science, spectroscopies including ultrafast and synchrotron, and advances in materials chemistry, to create new catalysts for CO2 reduction and oxygen evolution.

I will...   More >

Tetrahedral Transition Metal Chalcogenides as Functional Inorganic Materials

Seminar: Inorganic Chemistry | August 25 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Efrain Rodriguez, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, University of Maryland

 College of Chemistry

Transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDs) have resurfaced as functional inorganic materials for their diverse applications including transistor-type devices, sensors, and hydrogen evolution catalysis. We present a more recent category of layered materials we term tetrahedral transition metal chalcogenides (TTMCs) that display different functional behavior from TMDs. These layered TTMCs are built of...   More >

Grounds for Science: Mummies, whiskey and capturing CO2

Presentation | August 25 | 6:30-8 p.m. |  Scarlet City Espresso Bar

 Tom Osborn Popp, Ph.D. Candidate, University of California, Berkeley; Jeremy Nowak, Ph.D. Candidate, University of California, Berkeley

 Science@Cal

Come learn about cutting-edge research from the graduate student community at UC Berkeley in a relaxed, sci-fi-themed cafe setting. This month features short talks by two chemists.

Whiskey profiles and capturing CO2

Monday, August 28, 2017

Scientists and Climate Change: All is not Lost

Seminar | August 28 | 4-5 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Judith Klinman, University of California, Berkeley

 Inez Fung, University of California, Berkeley

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, College of Chemistry

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Physical Chemistry through a Microscope

Seminar: Physical Chemistry | August 29 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Ke Xu, Department of Chemistry

 College of Chemistry

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

NCBI Bioinformatics Tools: An Introduction

Workshop | August 30 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, Bioscience Library Training Room, 2101 VLSB

 Elliott Smith, Emerging Technologies and Bioinformatics Librarian, Bioscience Library

 Library

A hands-on workshop introducing NCBI bioinformatics tools such as PubMed, Gene, Protein, Nucleotide, and BLAST.

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Graduate Research Seminar

Seminar: Graduate Research Seminar | August 31 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall

 Mr. Jose Roque, Graduate Student for Professor Richmond Sarpong, http://www.cchem.berkeley.edu/rsgrp/

 Department of Chemistry

Coffee served @10:50am at the Coffee Lab

Graduate Research Seminar

Seminar: Graduate Research Seminar | August 31 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall

 Mr. Nicolas Dolan, Graduate Student for Professor, https://www.mbfberkeley.com/matt-francis

 Department of Chemistry

Coffee served @10:50am at the Coffee Lab

LaTeX: Introduction to Typesetting in math

Workshop | August 31 | 4-5 p.m. | Bechtel Engineering Center, Kresge Engineering Library Training Room 110MD

 Brian Quigley, Mathematics and Statistics Librarian, Kresge Engineering Library

 Library

This workshop is an introduction to typesetting math using LaTeX. Attendees will learn how to create various environments for equations and formulas; subscripting and superscripting; Greek letters; and other commonly used syntax for math.

 

  Registration opens August 4. Register online or by calling Brian Quigley at 510-642-5729, or by emailing Brian Quigley at bquigley@berkeley.edu